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Ronald Sims

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Biological Engineering

Professor

Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1982
Land Application Design Criteria for Recalcitrant and Toxic Organic Compounds in Fossil Fuel Wastes
MS, Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, 1977
Engineering Design for Removal of Toxic Levels of Ammonium from Dworshak national Fish Hatchery Reuse Water
MS, Environmental Biology & Chemistry, University of North Carolina, 1972
Enhanced Nitrification by Addition of the Ion Exchange Resin, Clinoptilolite, to Tertiary Activated Sludge Units
BS, Biology, (Chemistry), University of Dayton, 1970

Expertise

Bioremediation, Environmental Engineering, Phytoremediation, Wastewater, Water Quality

Biography

B.S. Biology; M.S. Public Health; M.S. Environmental Engineering; Ph.D. Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Experience: Mobay Chemical Corporation; Research Triangle Institute; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; International Environmental Program with United Nations

Teaching Interests

Biochemical Engineering, Downstream Processing, Thermodynamics, Research Orientation and Planning,Transport Phenomenon, Drinking Water Treatment, Martial Arts

Research Interests

Bioprocess Engineering, Sustainable Engineering, Wastes to Bioproducts, Biofilm Fundamentals and Engineering

Awards

IBE Program Chair for 2017 - Annual Conference, 2016

Institute of Biological Engineering

Undergraduate Research Mentor, 2016

College of Engineering

Undergraduate Research Mentor, 2016

Biological Engineering Department

Best Technical Session - Algae-Based Technologies, 2016

Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) Annual Meeting

Founding Department Head of Biological Engineering, 2015

College of Engineetring

Past-President, 2013

Institute of Biological Engineering

President, 2012

Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE)

President-Elect, 2011

Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE)

Nomination for Wynn Thorne Award at USU, 2011

College of Engineering

College of Engineering Nominee for USU Wynn Thorne Research Award, 2010

USU College of Engineering

Co-Director, Sustainable Waste to Bioproducts Engineering Center, 2010

College of Engineering, Logan City Environmental Department, Utah Commissioner of Higher Education

Co-Advisor for Gold Medal Award for student team, 2009

International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition

Co-Advisor for Bronze Medal Award for student team, 2008

International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition

Recognition for service, 2007

Utah Department of Environmental Quality

American Water Resources Association, 2005

American Water Resources Association, Utah Chapter

Major advisor for National Winner (Kevin Hall) for Posters on the Hill, 2003

Posters on the Hill (Washington, D.C.)

Faculty Induction, 2002

Phi Kappa Phi, Utah State University

Plenary Speaker, 1998

U.S. EPA

Excellence in Research, 1995

Union Carbide Corporation

Karen Morehouse Best Research Paper Award, 1995

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center

Invited Speaker, Ritchey Science Lecture Series, 1993

Weber State University, Ogden, UT

Utah Governor's Medal for Science and Technology, 1993

State of Utah

Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) Award, 1990

A&WMA Critical Review Committee

Recognition for Contributions as a visiting engineer, 1989

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory

Outstanding Researcher Award, 1987

College of Engineering, USU

Certificate of Recognition, 1986

American Water Works Association

Agricultural Engineering Honorary Society, 1981

Alpha Epsilon

Agriculture Honorary Society, 1981

Gamma Sigma Delta

Certificate of Recognition, 1973

UNC-Chapel Hill

Environmental Protection Agency Traineeship Award, 1972

School of Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 1972

Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, School of Public Health, UNC - Chapel Hill

Public Health Honorary Society, 1972

Delta Omega

Research Honorary Society, 1972

Sigma Xi

  • Yang, S., Neal, K., Eun, J., Young, A., Sims, R.C, (2015). Ruminal fermentation characteristics of lactation dairy diets with different forage-to-concentrate ratios without or with lipid extract algae in continuous cultures. J. Dairy Sci.

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Books

  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, McConkie, M., Grenney, W.J, Nieman, J.K, (2004). Fugacity Framework 2.0: Calculator and Training Applications for Site Assessment and Rehabilitation: Brownfields 2004: Second International Conference on Prevention, Assessment, Rehabilitation and Development of Brownfield Sites. Wessex Institute of Technology Press
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, McConkie, M., Grenney, W.J, Nieman, J.K, (2004). Fugacity Framework 2.0: Calculator and Training Applications for Site Assessment and Rehabilitation: Brownfields 2004: Second International Conference on Prevention, Assessment, Rehabilitation and Development of Brownfield Sites. Wessex Institute of Technology Press
  • Sims, R.C, (2003). Landfarming Framework for Sustainable Soil Bioremediation: Utilization of Bioremediation to Reduce Soil Contamination NATO ASI Series. Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.S, Gibbons, A.S, Baugh, M.R, McKonkie, M., Nieman, J.K, Grenney, W.J, (2002). Fugacity Framework: Web Access and Implementation for Site Assessment and Rehabilitation: Brownfield Sites Assessment, Rehabilitation, & Development. Wessex Institute of Technology Press
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.S, Gibbons, A.S, Baugh, M.R, McKonkie, M., Nieman, J.K, Grenney, W.J, (2002). Fugacity Framework: Web Access and Implementation for Site Assessment and Rehabilitation: Brownfield Sites Assessment, Rehabilitation, & Development. Wessex Institute of Technology Press
  • Book Chapters

  • Kesaano, M., Smith, T., Wood, J., Sims, R.C, (2015). Applications of Algae Biofilms for Wastewater Treatment and Bioproducts Production: Algae and Environmental Sustainability. Springer
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Gibbons, A.S, Bauch, M.R, McKonkie, M., Neiman, J.K, Grenny, W.J, (2002). Fugacity Framework: Web Access and Implementation for Site Assessment and Rehabilitation: Brownfield Sites: Assessment, Rehabilitation, and Development. WIT Press,
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Gibbons, A.S, Bauch, M.R, McKonkie, M., Neiman, J.K, Grenny, W.J, (2002). Fugacity Framework: Web Access and Implementation for Site Assessment and Rehabilitation: Brownfield Sites: Assessment, Rehabilitation, and Development. WIT Press,
  • Nieman, K.C, Sims, R.C, Holman, H.N, (2001). Assessment of Alternative Endpoints I n Landfarming Systems fore Sustainable Soil Use: Innovative Methods in Support of Bioremediation. Battelle Press *
  • Sims, R.C, Harmsen, J., (2001). Conceptual Description of Landfarming for Sustainable Restoration of Soils Worldwide: In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation. Battelle Press *
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1999). Introduction to Engineering Aspects of Soil Bioremediation: Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils. American Society of Agronomy
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1999). Introduction to Engineering Aspects of Soil Bioremediation: Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils. American Society of Agronomy
  • Nieman, J.K, Sims, R.C, Cosgriff, D.M, (1999). Regulatory and Management Issues in Prepared Bed Land Treatment: Libby Groundwater Site: In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, Vol. 5 Bioreactor and Ex Situ Treatment . Battelle Press *
  • Nieman, J.K, Kimball, D.O, Sims, R.C, (1997). Incorporation of PAH into Soil Components as Affected by Alternate Electron Acceptor Addition: In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation. Battelle Press *
  • Sims, R.C, (1996). Background Information for Bioremediation Applications: Bioremediation of Hazardous Waste Sites: Practical Approaches to Implementation, EPA/625/K-96/001. Office of Research and Development, U.S. EPA *
  • Sims, R.C, Dupont, R.R, Matthews, J.E, Russell, H.H, (1996). In Situ Bioremediation of Contaminated Unsaturated Subsurface Soils: EPA Environmental Engineering Sourcebook. Ann Arbor Press
  • Sims, R.C, Ginn, J.S, Murarka, I.P, (1995). In Situ Bioremediation (Natural Attenuation) at a Gas Plant Waste Site: Intrinsic Bioremediation. Battelle Press
  • Whelan, G., Sims, R.C, (1995). Interactions between Manganese Oxides and Multiple-Ringed Aromatic Compounds: Environmental Impact of Soil Component Interactions. CRC Lewis Publishers
  • Huling, S.G, Pope, D.F, Matthews, J.E, Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, (1995). Wood Preserving Waste-Contaminated Soil: Treatment and Toxicity: Bioremediation of Recalcitrant Organics. Battelle Press
  • Huling, S.G, Pope, D.F, Matthews, J.E, Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, (1995). Wood Preserving Waste-Contaminated Soil: Treatment and Toxicity: Bioremediation of Recalcitrant Organics. Battelle Press
  • Park, H.S, Sims, R.C, (1994). Biodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Depending upon Oxygen Tension in Unsaturated Soil: Hazardous Waste Management Handbook. PTR Prentice Hall
  • Hirschi, S., Sims, R.C, (1994). Particles and Microorganisms in Slow Sand Filtration: Slow Sand Filtration. American Water Works Association
  • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Dupont, R.R, Matthews, J.E, Russell, H.H, (1993). In Situ Bioremediation of Contaminated Vadose Zone Soil. Engineering Issue Paper.: EPA/540/S-93/501. Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Dupont, R.R, Matthews, J.E, Russell, H.H, (1993). In Situ Bioremediation of Contaminated Vadose Zone Soil. Engineering Issue Paper.: EPA/540/S-93/501. Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, R.C, (1993). Site Characterization Requirements: Bioremediation of Hazardous Waste Sites: Practical Approaches to Implementation. EPA/600/K-93/002. Office of Research and Development, U.S. EPA *
  • Sims, R.C, Dupont, R.R, (1992). Chapter 6, Vapor extraction and bioventing, EPA/625/R-92/014: Problems and solutions. RCRA Corrective Action Stabilization Technologies, Proceedings, U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1992). Corrective Action Glossary: U.S. EPA Directive 9902.3-1a. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1992). Corrective Action Glossary: U.S. EPA Directive 9902.3-1a. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1991). Aquifer Restoration: Site Characterization for Subsurface Remediation. Center for Environmental Research Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1991). Aquifer Restoration: Site Characterization for Subsurface Remediation. Center for Environmental Research Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1991). Integrating Site Characterization with Subsurface Remediation: Site Characterization for Subsurface Remediation, EPA/625/4/91/026. Center for Environmental Research Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1991). Integrating Site Characterization with Subsurface Remediation: Site Characterization for Subsurface Remediation, EPA/625/4/91/026. Center for Environmental Research Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, R.C, Slezak, L.A, (1991). Present Practice of Slow Rate Sand Filtration in the United States: Slow Rate Sand Filtration. American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineering Division
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1991). Remediation Techniques for Contaminated Soils: Site Characterization for Subsurface Remediation, EPA/625/4/91/026. Center for Environmental Research Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1991). Remediation Techniques for Contaminated Soils: Site Characterization for Subsurface Remediation, EPA/625/4/91/026. Center for Environmental Research Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1991). Soil and Ground-Water Remediation: Basic Approaches: Site Characterization for Subsurface Remediation, EPA/625/4/91/026. Center for Environmental Research Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1991). Soil and Ground-Water Remediation: Basic Approaches: Site Characterization for Subsurface Remediation, EPA/625/4/91/026. Center for Environmental Research Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, (1991). Transport and Fate of Contaminants in the Subsurface: Ground Water, Volume II: Methodology, EPA/625/6-90-016b. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, (1991). Transport and Fate of Contaminants in the Subsurface: Ground Water, Volume II: Methodology, EPA/625/6-90-016b. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • McFarland, M., Sims, R.C, Blackburn, J.W, (1991). Use of Treatability Studies in Developing Remediation Strategies for Contaminated Soils: Environmental Biotechnology for Waste Treatment. Plenum Press
  • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Matthews, J.E, (1989). Bioremediation of Contaminated Surface Soils: EPA/600/9-89/073. Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Matthews, J.E, (1989). Bioremediation of Contaminated Surface Soils: EPA/600/9-89/073. Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Wilson, J.T, Sims, R.C, (1989). In-Situ Treatment Design - Surface and Subsurface: Bioremediation of Hazardous Waste Sites Workshop, CERI-89-1. Center for Environmental Research Information, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency *
  • Dupont, R.R, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, (1988). In Situ Biological Treatment of Hazardous Waste-Contaminated Soils: Biotreatment Systems, Volume II. CRC Press Inc.
  • Dupont, R.R, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, (1988). In Situ Biological Treatment of Hazardous Waste-Contaminated Soils: Biotreatment Systems, Volume II. CRC Press Inc.
  • Dupont, R.R, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, (1988). In Situ Treatment of Hazardous Waste Contaminated Soils: Biotreatment Systems. CRC Press Inc.
  • Dupont, R.R, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, (1988). In Situ Treatment of Hazardous Waste Contaminated Soils: Biotreatment Systems. CRC Press Inc.
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1986). Cleanup of Contaminated Soils: Utilization, Treatment, and Disposal of Waste on Land. Soil Science Society of America, Inc.
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1986). Cleanup of Contaminated Soils: Utilization, Treatment, and Disposal of Waste on Land. Soil Science Society of America, Inc.
  • Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, J.L, McLean, J.E, Mahmood, R.H, Dupont, R.R, Jurinak, J.J, (1986). Contaminated Surface Soils In-Place Treatment Techniques. Noyes Publications
  • Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, J.L, McLean, J.E, Mahmood, R.H, Dupont, R.R, Jurinak, J.J, (1986). Contaminated Surface Soils In-Place Treatment Techniques. Noyes Publications
  • Sims, R.C, (1986). Loading Rates and Frequencies for Land Treatment Systems: Land Treatment - A Hazardous Waste Management Alternative. Univ. Texas Press
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Grenney, W.J, Dupont, R.R, McLean, J.E, (1986). Permit Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Land Treatment Demonstrations, EPA-530/SW-86-032. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Grenney, W.J, Dupont, R.R, McLean, J.E, (1986). Permit Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Land Treatment Demonstrations, EPA-530/SW-86-032. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Sims, R.C, Hindin, E., (1978). Removal of Low Levels of Ammonium from Fish Hatchery Reuse Water: Chemistry of Wastewater Technology. Ann Arbor Science

* Has not been peer reviewed

Publications - Fact Sheets

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Curriculum

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • Fica, Z.T, Sims, R.C, (2016). Algae-based biofilm productivity utilizing dairy wastewater: effects of temperature and organic carbon concentration. Journal of Biological Engineering10, 1-7. doi: DOI 10.1186/s13036-016-0039-y
      • Soboh, Y., Sorensen, D.L, Sims, R.C, (2016). Upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor co-digestion of algae and acetate to produce methane. Water Environment Research, 88:11, 2091-2103.
      • Shayan, S., Agblevor, F., Sims, R.C, (2016). Hydraulic retention time effects on wastewater nutrient removal and bioproduct production via rotating algal biofilm reactor. Bioresource Technology, 211, 527-522.
      • Barlow, J., Quinn, J., Sims, R.C, (2016). Techno-economic and life-cycle assessment of an attached growth algal biorefinery. Bioresource Technology, 220, 360-368.
      • Sims, R.C, Bedingfield, S., Thompson, R., Sims, J.L, (2016). Bioenergy from Wastewater-Based Biomass. AIMS Bioengineering, 3:1, 75-96.
      • Sims, R.C, Bedingfield, S., Thompson, R., Sims, J.L, (2016). Bioenergy from Wastewater-Based Biomass. AIMS Bioengineering, 3:1, 75-96.
      • Kesaano, M., Gardner, R., Moll, K., Lauchnor, E., Gerlach, R., Peyton, B., Sims, R.C, (2015). Dissolved inorganic carbon enhanced growth, nutrient uptake, and lipid accumulation in wastewater grown microalgal biofilms. Bioresource Technology, 180, 7-15.
      • Rahman, A., Putman, R., Inan, K., Ay Sal, F., Sathish, A., Smith, T., C., Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2015). Polyhydroxybutyrate production using a wastewater microalgae based media. Algal Research, 8, 95-98.
      • Castro, Y., Ellis, J.T, Miller, C.D, Sims, R.C, , (2015). Optimization of wastewater microalgal saccharification using dilute acid hydrolysis for acetone, butanol, and ethanol fermentation. Applied Energy, 140, 14-19.
      • Wu, Y., Sims, R.C, Zhou, A., (2014). AFM resolves effects of ethambutol on nanomechanics and nanostructures of single dividing mycobacteria in real-time. , 16:36, 19156 - 19164 .
      • Sims, R.C, Smith, H., McKay, C., Duncan, A., Anderson, A., Grossl, P., (2014). An instrument design for non-contact detection of biomolecules and minerals on Mars using flourescence. Biological Engineering, 8, 16-22. doi: 10.1186/1754-1611-8-16
      • Ellis, J.T, Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2014). Metagenome analysis of a methanogenic community within an algal fed anaerobic digester. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 60:7, 431-435.
      • Kesaano, M., Sims, R.C, (2014). Algal Biofilm Based Technology for Wastewater Treatment. Algal Research, 5, 231-240.
      • Sathish, A., Glaittli, K., Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2014). Algae biomass based media for poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) production by Escherichia coli. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 22, 272-277.
      • Rahman, A., Anthony, R.J, Sathish, A., Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2014). Effects of wastewater microalgae harvesting methods on polyhydroxybutyrate production. Bioresource Technology, 156, 364-367.
      • Anthony, R.J, Sims, R.C, (2014). Chitosan-graft-polydiallyldimethyl Ammonium Chloride for Microalgae Harvesting from Wastewater. Desalination and Water Treatment, 1-7.
      • Bernstein, H.C, Kesaano, M., Sims, R.C, (2014). Direct measurement and characterization of active photosynthesis zones inside wastewater remediating and biofuel producing microalgal biofilms. Bioresource Technology, 156, 206-215.
      • Linton, E., Walsh, M.K, Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2012). Translocation of green fluorescent protein by comparative analysis with multiple signal peptides. Biotechnology Journal, 7:5, 667-676. doi: doi: 10.1002/biot.201100158
      • Mortensen, T., Shen, S., Shen, F., Walsh, M.K, Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2012). Investigating the effectiveness of St. John's Wort herb as an antimycobacterial agent against mycobacteria. Phytotherapy Research , 26:9, 1327-1333.
      • Dye, D., Muhs, J., Wood, B., Sims, R.C, (2011). Design and Performance of a Solar Photobioreactor Utilizing Spatial Light Dilution. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 133:1, 15001-1.
      • Smith, H., Powers, L., Duncan, A.A, Anderson, , Sims, R.C, McKay, C.P, In-Situ Soil Microbial Detection in the Mojave Desert Using Native Fluorescence. Journal of Astrobiology
      • Liang, Y., Sorensen, D., McLean, J., Sims, R.C, (2008). Pyrene Fate Affected by Humic Acid Amendment in Soil Slurry Systems. Journal of Biological Engineering, 2:11
      • Liang, Y., Sorensen, D.L, McLean, J.E, Sims, R.C, (2008). Pyrene fate affected by humic acid amendment in soil slurry systems. Journal of Biological Engineering, 2, 11.
      • Nieman, K., Holz, R., Sims, R.C, (2007). 13C NMR Analysis of Biologically Produced Pyrene Residues by Mycobacterium sp. Strain KMS in the Presence of Humic Acid. Environ. Sci. Technol., 41, 242-249.
      • Anderson, A., Miller, C., Child, R., Hughes, J., Benscai, M., Der, J., Sims, R.C, (2007). Diversity of Soil Mycobacterium Isolates from Three Sites that Degrade Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Journal Applied Microbiology, 102, 1612-1624.
      • Liang, Y., Britt, D.W, McLean, J.E, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, R.C, (2007). Humic Acid Effect on Pyrene Degradation: Finding an Optimal Range for Pyrene Solubility and Mineralization Enhancement. Environmental Biotechnology, 74, 1368-1375.
      • Child, R., Miller, C., Liang, Y., Sims, R.C, Britt, D., Anderson, A., (2007). Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-degrading Mycobacterium Isolates: Their Association with Plant Roots. Applied Microbiology Biotechnology, 75, 655-663.
      • Child, R., Miller, C., Liang, Y., Sims, R.C, Anderson, A.J, (2007). Pyrene Mineralization by Mycobacterium sp. Strain KMS in a Barley Rhizosphere. Journal of Environmental Quality, 36, 1-6.
      • Greenwood, M.H, Sims, R.C, McLean, J.E, Doucette, W.J, Kuhn, J., (2007). Sorption of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) and tert-Butyl Alcohol (TBA) to Hyporheic Zone Soils. Soil & Sediment Contamination Journal, 16, 423-431.
      • Greenwood, M.H, Sims, R.C, McLean, J.E, Doucette, W.J, Kuhn, J., (2007). Sorption of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) to hyporheic zone soils. Soil & Sediment Contamination, 16:4, 423-431.
      • Greenwod, M.H, Sims, R.C, McLean, J., Doucette, W.J, (2007). Temperature Effect on Tert-butyl Alcohol (TBA) Biodegradation Kinetics in Hyporheic Zone Soils. BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 6:34, 43-41.
      • Greenwood, M.H, Sims, R.C, McLean, J.E, Doucette, W.J, (2007). Temperature effect on tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) biodegradation kinetics in hyporheic zone soils. Biomedical Engineering Online, 6
      • Harmsen, J., Rulkens, W., Sims, R.C, Ritjema, P., Zweers, A., (2007). Theory and Application of Landfarming to Remediate PAHs and Mineral Oil Contaminated Sediments: Beneficial Reuse. Journal of Environmental Quality, 36, 1112-1122.
      • Liang, Y., McLean, J.E, Britt, D.W, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, R.C, (2007). Humic acid effect on pyrene degradation: finding an optimal range for pyrene solubility and mineralization enhancement. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 74:6, 1368-1375. doi: 10.1007/s00253-006-0769-8
      • Liang, Y., Gardner, D., Miller, C., Anderson, A., Weimer, B., Sims, R.C, (2006). Study of Biochemical Pathways and Enzymes Involved in Pyrene Degradation by Mycobacterium sp. Strain KMS. Appl. & Environmental Microbiology, 72:12, 7821-7828.
      • Overcash, M.R, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Nieman, K.C, (2005). Beneficial Reuse and Sustainability: The Fate of Organic Compounds in the Land-Applied Waste. Journal of Environmental Quality, 34, 29-41.
      • Overcash, M.R, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Nieman, K.C, (2005). Beneficial Reuse and Sustainability: The Fate of Organic Compounds in the Land-Applied Waste. Journal of Environmental Quality, 34, 29-41.
      • Hall, K., Miller, C., Sorensen, D., Anderson, A., Sims, R.C, (2005). Development of a Catabolically Significant Genetic Probe for PAH-Degrading Mycobacteria in Soil. Journal of Biodegradation, 16:5, 475-484.
      • Nieman, J.K, Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, McLean, J.E, (2005). Humic Acid Toxicity in Biologically Treated Soil Contaminated with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Pentachlorophenol. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 49:3, 283-289.
      • Doucette, W.J, Wheeler, B.R, Chard, J.K, Bugbee, B., Naylor, C., Carbone, J.P, Sims, R.C, (2005). Uptake of Nonlyphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates by Crested Wheatgrass. Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Chem., 24:11, 2965-2972.
      • Doucette, W.J, Wheeler, B.R, Chard, J.K, Bugbee, B.G, Naylor, C.G, Carbone, J.P, Sims, R.C, (2005). Uptake of nonylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates by crested wheatgrass. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24:11, 2965-2972.
      • Doucette, W.J, Wheeler, B.R, Chard, J.K, Bugbee, B.G, Naylor, C.G, Carbone, J.P, Sims, R.C, (2005). Uptake of nonylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates by crested wheatgrass. Environmental toxicology and chemistry, 24:11, 2965–2972.
      • Miller, C.D, Liang, Y.N, Nieman, K., Hall, K., Sorensen, D.L, Anderson, A.J, Sims, R.C, (2004). Isolation and Characterization of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-degrading Mycobacterium Isolates from Soil. Journal of Microbial Ecology, 48:2, 230-238.
      • Nieman, K., Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, McLean, J.E, (2004). Humic acid toxicity in biologically treated soil contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and pentachlorophenol. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 49:3, 283-289. doi: 10.1007/s00244-004-0138-5
      • Holman, H.Y, Nieman, J., Sorensen, D.L, Miller, C.D, Martin, M.C, Borch, T., McKiney, W.R, Sims, R.C, (2002). Catalysis of PAH Biodegradation by Humic Acid Shown in Synchrotron Infrared Studies. Environ. Sci. Technol., 36:6, 1276-1280.
      • Petrie, R.A, Gossl, P.R, Sims, R.C, (2002). Oxidation of Pentachlorophenol in Manganese Oxide Suspensions Under Controlled Eh and pH Environments. Environ. Sci. Technol., 36:6, 1276-1280.
      • Nieman, J., Sims, R.C, McLean, J.E, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, (2001). Fate of Pyrene in Contaminated Soil Amended with Alternate Electron Acceptors. Chemosphere, 44, 1265-1271.
      • Nieman, J., Sims, R.C, McLean, J.E, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, (2001). Fate of Pyrene in Contaminated Soil Amended with Alternate Electron Acceptors. Chemosphere, 44, 1265-1271.
      • Klassen, S.P, McLean, J.E, Grossl, P.R, Sims, R.C, (2000). Fate and Behavior of Lead in Soils Planted with Metal-resistant Species (river birch and smallwing sedge). Journal of Environmental Quality, 29, 1826-1834.
      • Nieman, J., Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, McLean, J.E, Rice, J.A, (1999). [14C]-Pyrene Bound Residue Evaluation Using MIBK Fractionation Method for Creosote-Contaminated Soil. Envionmental Sci. Technol., 33:5, 776-781.
      • Nieman, J., Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, McLean, J.E, Rice, J.A, (1999). [14C]-Pyrene Bound Residue Evaluation Using MIBK Fractionation Method for Creosote-Contaminated Soil. Envionmental Sci. Technol., 33:5, 776-781.
      • Sims, R.C, Petrie, R.A, Grossl, P.R, (1998). Controlled Environment Potentiostat to Study Solid-Aqueous Systems. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 62:2, 379-382.
      • Mohammed, S.A, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1998). Pentachlorophenol and Phenanthrene Biodegradation in Creosote Contaminated Aquifer Material. Chemosphere, 37:1, 103-111.
      • Mohammed, S.A, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1998). Pentachlorophenol and Phenanthrene Biodegradation in Creosote Contaminated Aquifer Material. Chemosphere, 37:1, 103-111.
      • Hurst, C.J, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, McLean, J.E, Huling, S.G, (1997). Soil Gas Oxygen Tension and Pentachlorophenol Biodegradation. Journal of Environmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 123:4, 364-370.
      • Hurst, C.J, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, McLean, J.E, Huling, S.G, (1997). Soil Gas Oxygen Tension and Pentachlorophenol Biodegradation. Journal of Environmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 123:4, 364-370.
      • Ginn, J.S, Doucette, W.J, Smith, D.P, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, R.C, (1996). Aerobic Biotransformation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Associated Metabolites in Soil. Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 11, 43-55.
      • Ginn, J.S, Doucette, W.J, Smith, D., Sorensen, D.L, Sims, R.C, (1996). Aerobic biotransformation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and associated metabolites in soil. Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 11:1-4, 43-55.
      • Hurst, C.J, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, McLean, J.E, Huling, S.G, (1996). Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Biodegradation as a Function of Oxygen Tension in Contaminated Soil. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 51, 193-208.
      • Hurst, C.J, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, McLean, J.E, Huling, S.G, (1996). Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Biodegradation as a Function of Oxygen Tension in Contaminated Soil. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 51, 193-208.
      • Badkoubi, A., Stevens, D.K, Sims, R.C, Murarka, I., (1996). Quantification of Pentachlorophenol Transformation Product Distribution in the Presence of Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 30:1, 1-8.
      • Korom, S.F, McFarland, M., Sims, R.C, (1996). Reduced Sediments: A Factor in the Design of Subsurface Oxidant Delivery Systems. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, Winter, 100-105.
      • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1995). Chemical Mass Balance Approach to Field-Scale Evaluation of Bioremediation. Environmental Progress, 14:1, F2-3.
      • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1995). Chemical Mass Balance Approach to Field-Scale Evaluation of Bioremediation. Environmental Progress, 14:1, F2-3.
      • Ginn, J.S, Sims, R.C, Murarka, I.P, (1995). Evaluation of Biological Treatability of Soil Contaminated with Manufactured Gas Plant Waste. Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials, 12:3, 221-232.
      • Huling, S.G, Pope, D.R, Matthews, J.E, Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, (1995). Land Treatment and the Toxicity Response of Soil Contaminated With Wood Preserving Waste. Remediation, Spring, 41-55.
      • Huling, S.G, Pope, D.R, Matthews, J.E, Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, (1995). Land Treatment and the Toxicity Response of Soil Contaminated With Wood Preserving Waste. Remediation, Spring, 41-55.
      • Whelan, G., Sims, R.C, (1995). Mn-Catalyzed Oxidation of Multiple-Ringed Aromatics. Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Materials, 12:3, 243-256.
      • Whelan, G., Sims, R.C, (1995). Mn-Catalyzed Oxidation of Naphthalenediol. Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Materials, 12:4, 381-394.
      • Petrie, R., McLean, J.E, Sims, R.C, (1995). Treatment of Pentachlorophenol with Manganese Oxide Addition to Biotic and Abiotic Sediments. Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Materials, 12:3, 271-282.
      • Ginn, J.S, Doucette, W.J, Sims, R.C, (1994). Chemical Mass Balance Approach for Estimating Fate and Transport of Polycyclic Aromatic Metabolites in the Subsurface Environment. Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 5, 225-234.
      • Ferro, A., Sims, R.C, Bugbee, B., (1994). Hycrest Crested Wheatgrass Accelerates the Degradation of Pentachlorophenol in Soil. Journal of Environmental Quality, 23:2, 272-279.
      • Ferro, A.M, Sims, R.C, Bugbee, B.G, (1994). Hycrest crested wheatgrass accelerates the degradation of pentachlorophenol in soil. Journal of environmental quality, 23:2, 272–279.
      • Ferro, A.M, Sims, R.C, Bugbee, B.G, (1994). Hycrest crested wheatgrass accelerates the degradation of pentachlorophenol in soil.. Journal of environmental quality, 23:2, 272-9.
      • Whelan, G., Sims, R.C, (1992). Oxidation of Recalcitrant Organics in Subsurface Systems. Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Materials, 9, 245-265.
      • McFarland, M., Qiu, X.J, Sims, J.L, Randolph, M.E, Sims, R.C, (1992). Remediation of Petroleum Impacted Soils in Fungal Compost Bioreactors. Water Science and Technology, 25:3, 197-206.
      • McFarland, M., Qiu, X.J, Sims, J.L, Randolph, M.E, Sims, R.C, (1992). Remediation of Petroleum Impacted Soils in Fungal Compost Bioreactors. Water Science and Technology, 25:3, 197-206.
      • Abbott, C.K, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, R.C, (1992). Use and Efficiency of Ehtylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether and Monoethanolamine to Trap Volatilized [7-14C] and 14C Carbon Dioxide. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 11, 181-185.
      • McFarland, M., Sims, R.C, (1991). Thermodynamic Framework for Evaluating PAH Degradation in the Subsurface. Journal of Ground Water, 29:6, 885-896.
      • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Matthews, J.E, (1990). Approach to Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils. , 7:2, 117-149.
      • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Matthews, J.E, (1990). Approach to Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils. , 7:2, 117-149.
      • Aprill, W., Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Matthews, J.E, (1990). Assessing Detoxification and Degradation of Wood Preserving and Petroleum Wastes in Contaminated Soils. Waste Management and Research, 8, 45-65.
      • Aprill, W., Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Matthews, J.E, (1990). Assessing Detoxification and Degradation of Wood Preserving and Petroleum Wastes in Contaminated Soils. Waste Management and Research, 8, 45-65.
      • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Matthews, J.E, (1990). Bioremediation of Contaminated Surface Soils. Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Materials, 7:3, 117-149.
      • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Matthews, J.E, (1990). Bioremediation of Contaminated Surface Soils. Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Materials, 7:3, 117-149.
      • Aprill, W., Sims, R.C, (1990). Evaluation of the Use of Prairie Grasses for Stimulating Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Treatment in Soil. Chemosphere, 20:1-2, 253-265.
      • Park, K.S, Sims, R.C, Dupont, R.R, Doucette, W.J, Matthews, J.E, (1990). Fate of Pah Compounds in 2 Soil Types - Influence of Volatilization, Abiotic Loss and Biological-Activity. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 9:2, 187-195.
      • Park, K.S, Sims, R.C, Dupont, R.R, Doucette, W.J, Matthews, J.E, (1990). Fate of Pah Compounds in 2 Soil Types - Influence of Volatilization, Abiotic Loss and Biological-Activity. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 9:2, 187-195.
      • Park, K.S, Sims, R.C, Dupont, R.R, Doucette, W.J, Matthews, J.E, (1990). Fate of PAH Compounds in Two Soil Types: Influence of Volatilization, Abiotic Loss, and Biological Activity. Journal of Environmental Toxiciology and Chemistry, 9:2, 187-195.
      • Sims, R.C, (1990). Soil Remediation Techniques at Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites. Journal Air & Waste Management Association, 40:5, 703-732.
      • Park, K.S, Sims, R.C, Dupont, R.R, (1990). Transformation of PAHs in Soil Systems. Journal of Environmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 116:2, 632-340.
      • Keck, J., Sims, R.C, Coover, M., Park, K., Symons, B., (1989). Evidence for Cooxidation of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Soil. Water Research, 23:12, 1467-1476.
      • Symons, B.D, Sims, R.C, (1988). Assessing Detoxification of a Complex Hazardous Waste Using the Microtox Bioassay. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 17, 497-505.
      • Park, K.S, Sims, R.C, Doucette, W.J, Matthews, J.E, (1988). Biological Transformation and Detoxification of 7,12-Dimethylbenz(a)Anthracene in Soil Systems. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 60:10, 1822-1825.
      • Park, K., Sims, R.C, Doucette, W.J, Matthews, J.E, (1988). Biological Transformation and Detoxification of 7,12-Dimethylbenzanthracene in Soil. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 60:10, 1822-1825.
      • McLean, J.E, Sims, R.C, Doucette, W.J, Caupp, C.R, Grenney, W.J, (1988). Evaluation of Mobility of Pesticides in Soil Using United-States Epa Methodology. Journal of Environmental Engineering-Asce, 114:3, 689-703.
      • Symons, B.D, Sims, R.C, Grenney, W.J, (1988). Fate and Transport of Organics in Soil: Model Predictions and Experimental Results. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 60:9, 1648-1693.
      • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Dupont, R.R, (1988). Human Health Effects Assays. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 60:6, 1093-1196.
      • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Dupont, R.R, (1988). Human Health Effects Assays. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 60:6, 1093-1196.
      • Dudley, L.M, McLean, J.E, Sims, R.C, Jurinak, J.J, (1988). Sorption of Cu and Cd from the Water Soluble Fraction of an Acid Mine Waste by Two Calcareous Soils. Journal of Soil Science, 145, 207-214.
      • Grenney, W., Caupp, C., Sims, R.C, (1987). A Mathematical Model for the Fate of Hazardous Substances in Soil: Model Description and Experimental Results. Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Materials, 1:3, 223-239.
      • McLean, J.E, Sims, R.C, Doucette, W.J, Caupp, C.L, Grenney, W.J, (1987). Evaluation of Mobility of Pesticides in Soil Systems Using U.S. EPA Methodology. Journal of Environmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 114:3, 689-703.
      • Coover, M.P, Sims, R.C, Doucette, W.J, (1987). Extraction of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Spiked Soil. Journal of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists, 70:6, 1018-1021.
      • Coover, M.P, Sims, R.C, Doucette, W.J, (1987). Extraction of Polycyclic Aromatic-Hydrocarbons from Spiked Soil. Journal of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists, 70:6, 1018-1020.
      • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Dupont, R.R, (1987). Human Health Effects Assays. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 59:6, 601-614.
      • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Dupont, R.R, (1987). Human Health Effects Assays. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 59:6, 601-614.
      • McNair, D.R, Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, Hulbert, M., (1987). Schmutzdecke Characterization of Clinoptilolite-Amended Slow Sand Filtration. Journal American Water Works Association, 79:12, 74-81.
      • Coover, M.P, Sims, R.C, (1987). The Effect of Temperature of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Persistence in an Unacclimated Agricultural Soil. Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Materials, 4:1, 69-82.
      • Coover, M.P, Sims, R.C, (1987). The Rate of Benzo(a)pyrene Degradation in a Manure Amended Sandy Loam Soil. Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Materials, 4:2, 151-158.
      • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Dupont, R.R, (1986). Human Health Effects Assays. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 58:6, 703-717.
      • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Dupont, R.R, (1986). Human Health Effects Assays. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 58:6, 703-717.
      • Mahmood, R.J, Sims, R.C, (1986). Mobility of Organics in Land Treatment Systems. Journal of American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineering Division, 112:2, 236-245.
      • Martin, J.P, Sims, R.C, Matthews, J., (1986). Review and Evaluation of Current Design and Management Practices for Land Treatment Units Receiving Petroleum Wastes. Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Materials, 3:3, 261-280.
      • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Dupont, R.R, (1985). Human health effects assays. Journal of the Water Pollution Control Federation , 57:6, 728-742.
      • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Dupont, R.R, (1985). Human health effects assays. Journal of the Water Pollution Control Federation , 57:6, 728-742.
      • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Dupont, R.R, (1984). Human Health Effects Assays. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 56:6, 791-800.
      • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Dupont, R.R, (1984). Human Health Effects Assays. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 56:6, 791-800.
      • McConnell, L.K, Sims, R.C, Barnett, B.B, (1984). Reovirus Removal and Inactivation by Slow Rate Sand Filtration. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 48:4, 818-825.
      • Slezak, L.A, Sims, R.C, (1984). The Application and Effectiveness of Slow Sand Filtration in the United States. Journal American Water Works Assocation, 76:12, 38-43.
      • Maciorowski, A.F, Little, L.W, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1983). Bioassays-Procedures and Results. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 55:6, 801-816.
      • Maciorowski, A.F, Little, L.W, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1983). Bioassays-Procedures and Results. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 55:6, 801-816.
      • Sims, R.C, Overcash, M.R, (1983). Fate of Polynuclear Aromatic Compounds (PNAs) in Soil-Plant Systems. Residue Reviews, 88, 1-68.
      • Maciorowski, A.F, Little, L.W, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1982). Bioassays-Procedures and Results. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 54:6, 830-848.
      • Maciorowski, A.F, Little, L.W, Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1982). Bioassays-Procedures and Results. Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 54:6, 830-848.
      • Sims, R.C, Little, L.W, (1973). Enhanced Nitrification by Addition of Clinoptilolite to Tertiary Activated Sludge Units. Environmental Letters, 4, 27-34. *
      • Professional Journal

      • Hodges, A., Z, , , Sims, R.C, (2017). Nutrient and suspended solids removal from petrochemical wastewater via microalgae biofilm cultivation. Chemosphere, 174, 46-48. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.01.107
      • Wood, J.L, Miller, C.D, Sims, R.C, Takemoto, J.Y, (2015). Biomass and Phycocyanin Production from Cyanobacteria Dominated Biofilm Reactors Cultured using Oilfield and Natural Gas Extraction Produced Water. Algal Research, 11, 165-168.
      • Sathish, A., Marlar, T., Sims, R.C, (2015). optimization of a Wet Microalgal Lipid Extraction Procedure for Improved Recovery for Biofuel and Bioproduct Production. Bioresource Technology, 193, 15-24.
      • Smith, H.D, McKay, C.P, Duncan, A.G, Sims, R.C, Grossl, P.R, Anderson, A.J, (2014). An Instrument Design for Non-contact Detection of Biomolecules and Minerals on Mars using Fluorescence. Journal of Biological Engineering, 8:16, 16-22. doi: 10.1186/1754-1611-8-16

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Literary Journal

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - MultiMedia

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - Technical Reports

            Research Reports

          • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, (1997). Champion International Superfund Site, Libby, Montana Field Performance Evaluation - Bioremediation Unit: In Situ Bioremediation of the Upper Aquifer. EPA/600/R-97/044.
          • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Sorensen, D.L, (1997). Champion International Superfund Site, Libby, Montana Field Performance Evaluation - Bioremediation Unit: In Situ Bioremediation of the Upper Aquifer. EPA/600/R-97/044.
          • Sims, R.C, (1996). Champion International Superfund Site, Libby, Montana: Bioremediation Field Performance Evaluation o the Prepared Bed Land Treatment System. EPA-600/R-95/156. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
          • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Dupont, R.R, Matthews, J.E, Russell, H.H, (1993). In situ bioremediation of contaminated unsaturated subsurface soils, EPA/540/S-93/501. Engineering Issue, U.S. EPA, ORD, Superfund Technology Support Center for Ground Water, RSKERL
          • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Dupont, R.R, Matthews, J.E, Russell, H.H, (1993). In situ bioremediation of contaminated unsaturated subsurface soils, EPA/540/S-93/501. Engineering Issue, U.S. EPA, ORD, Superfund Technology Support Center for Ground Water, RSKERL
          • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Ginn, J.S, (1992). Bioengineering for Water Cleanup: State-of-the-Art Assessment. National Geographic Society
          • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, Ginn, J.S, (1992). Bioengineering for Water Cleanup: State-of-the-Art Assessment. National Geographic Society
          • Sims, R.C, Abbott, C.K, (1992). Evaluation of Mechanisms of Alteration and Humification of PAHs for Water Quality Management. U.S. Geological Survey
          • Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, J.L, Stevens, D.K, McFarland, M., (1991). Performance Evaluation of Bioremediation for the Libby, Montana, Superfund Site. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
          • Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, J.L, Stevens, D.K, McFarland, M., (1991). Performance Evaluation of Bioremediation for the Libby, Montana, Superfund Site. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
          • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Hansen, S.G, (1991). Soil Transport and Fate Database 2.0, Manual, and Training Video. Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
          • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Hansen, S.G, (1991). Soil Transport and Fate Database 2.0, Manual, and Training Video. Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
          • Barth, E., Matthews, J., Wilhelm, R., Oberacker, D., Ambrose, B., McGinnis, G., Sims, R.C, Van Emon, J., (1990). Approaches for Remediation of Uncontrolled Wood Preserving Sites, EPA 625/7-90/011. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
          • Sims, R.C, Aprill, W., (1989). Evaluation of the Use of Plants for Stimulating PAH Degradation in Soil. Union Carbide Corporation
          • Stevens, D.K, Yan, Z., Sims, R.C, Grenney, W.J, (1989). Sensitive Parameter Evaluation for a Vadose Zone Fate and Transport Model. EPA/600/2-89/039. Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA
          • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1988). Closure Analysis Strategy for Hazardous Waste Land Treatment Units, U.S. EPA Directive 9476.00-9. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. EPA
          • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1988). Closure Analysis Strategy for Hazardous Waste Land Treatment Units, U.S. EPA Directive 9476.00-9. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. EPA
          • Sims, R.C, Doucette, W.J, McLean, J.E, Grenney, W.J, Dupont, R.R, (1988). Project Summary: Treatment potential for 56 EPA listed hazardous chemicals in soil, EPA/600/S6-88/001. U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development, RSKERL
          • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Hansen, S., Doucette, W.J, McLean, J., Grenney, W.J, Dupont, R.R, (1988). Soil Transport and Fate (STF) Database and User's Manual, Partial Fulfillment of Cooperative Agreement CR-813211. Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA
          • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Hansen, S., Doucette, W.J, McLean, J., Grenney, W.J, Dupont, R.R, (1988). Soil Transport and Fate (STF) Database and User's Manual, Partial Fulfillment of Cooperative Agreement CR-813211. Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA
          • Sims, R.C, Doucette, W.J, McLean, J.E, Grenney, W.J, Dupont, R.R, (1988). Treatment potential for 56 EPA listed hazardous chemicals in soil, EPA/600/6-88/001. U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development, RSKERL
          • Sims, R.C, (1988). Treatment Potential for 56 EPA Listed Hazardous Chemicals in Soil. EPA/600/6-88-001. R.S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA
          • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, (1988). Capital Facilities Needs for Water Treatment Plants in the State of Utah (1989-2008). State of Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Drinking Water/Sanitation
          • Sims, J.L, Sims, R.C, (1988). Capital Facilities Needs for Water Treatment Plants in the State of Utah (1989-2008). State of Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Drinking Water/Sanitation
          • Sims, R.C, McNair, D.R, (1988). Evaluation of Slow Rate Sand Filtration Amended with Clinoptilolite for Enhanced Filter Performance. International Minerals and Chemical Corp
          • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1987). Permit Guidance Manual on Hazardous Waste Land Treatment Closure and Post-Closure, U.S. EPA Directive No. 9476.00-9. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. EPA
          • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, (1987). Permit Guidance Manual on Hazardous Waste Land Treatment Closure and Post-Closure, U.S. EPA Directive No. 9476.00-9. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. EPA
          • Ryan, J., Loehr, R., Sims, R.C, (1987). Land Treatability of Appendix VIII Constitutents Present in Petroleum Refinery Wastes: Laboratory and Modelling Studies. American Petroleum Institute, Land Treatment Committee
          • Sims, R.C, McLean, J.E, (1986). In-Situ Treatment of Heavy Metals Associated with Hazardous Waste Contaminated Soil, Final Report for Contract No. X0008-437. Region VIII, U.S. EPA
          • McLean, J.E, Sims, R.C, Dudley, L.M, (1986). Protection of Groundwater by Immobilization of Heavy Metals in Industrial Waste Impacted Soil Systems. Grant No. 14-08-0001-G-939-06. U.S. Geological Survey
          • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Dupont, R.R, Doucette, W.J, McLean, J.E, (1986). Waste-Soil Treatability Studies for Four Complex Industrial Wastes: Methodology and Results, EPA-600/6-86-003a,b. R.S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA
          • Sims, R.C, Sims, J.L, Dupont, R.R, Doucette, W.J, McLean, J.E, (1986). Waste-Soil Treatability Studies for Four Complex Industrial Wastes: Methodology and Results, EPA-600/6-86-003a,b. R.S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA
          • Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, J.L, McLean, J.E, Mahmood, R., Dupont, R.R, (1985). Project Summary: Review of In-Place Treatment Techniques for Contaminated Surface Soils. Volumes 1 and 2, EPA-540/S2-84-3A&B. USEPA, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory
          • Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, J.L, McLean, J.E, Mahmood, R., Dupont, R.R, (1985). Project Summary: Review of In-Place Treatment Techniques for Contaminated Surface Soils. Volumes 1 and 2, EPA-540/S2-84-3A&B. USEPA, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory
          • Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, J.L, McLean, J.E, Mahmood, R., Dupont, R.R, (1985). Review of In-Place Treatment Techniques for Contaminated Surface Soils, Volumes 1 and 2, EPA-540/2-84-3A&B. USEPA, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory
          • Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, J.L, McLean, J.E, Mahmood, R., Dupont, R.R, (1985). Review of In-Place Treatment Techniques for Contaminated Surface Soils, Volumes 1 and 2, EPA-540/2-84-3A&B. USEPA, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory
          • Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, J.L, McLean, J.E, Mahmood, R.H, Dupont, R.R, (1984). Review of In-Place Treatment Techniques for Contaminated Surface Soils, EPA-540/2-84-003. U.S. EPA
          • Sims, R.C, Sorensen, D.L, Sims, J.L, McLean, J.E, Mahmood, R.H, Dupont, R.R, (1984). Review of In-Place Treatment Techniques for Contaminated Surface Soils, EPA-540/2-84-003. U.S. EPA
          • Sims, R.C, Watson, J., (1979). Introduction to Biological Testing, Final Report for EPA Contact No. 68-02-2688. U.S. EPA
          • Kingsbury, G.L, Sims, R.C, White, J.B, (1979). Multimedia Environmental Goals for Environmental Assessment, EPA-600/7-79-176. U.S. EPA
          • Kingsbury, G.L, Sims, R.C, White, J.B, (1979). Source and Ambient Concentration Data for Polycyclic Organic Matter. U.S. EPA
          • Sims, R.C, Little, L.W, (1971). Nitrification and Denitrification: A Selected Bibliography, Report No. 14. University of North Carolina Wastewater Research Center
          • Other Reports

          • Dupont, R.R, Sims, R.C, Doucette, W.J, McLean, J.E, (1987). Koch Refinery/Barr Engineering land treatment demonstration project: final report. Barr Engineering

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              Scheduled Teaching

              PE 1440 - Aikido, Fall 2016

              BENG 5810, 6810 - Biochemical Engineering, Fall 2016

              BENG 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for MS Students, Fall 2016

              BENG 3200 - Introduction to Unit Operations in Biological Engineering, Fall 2016

              BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2016

              BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Summer 2016

              PE 1440 - Aikido, Spring 2016

              BENG 2400 - Biological and Environmental Thermodynamics, Spring 2016

              BENG 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for MS Students, Spring 2016

              BENG 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for PhD Students, Spring 2016

              BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2016

              BENG 5930 - Special Studies, Spring 2016

              PE 1440 - Aikido, Fall 2015

              PE 1440 - Aikido, Fall 2015

              BENG 5810, 6810 - Biochemical Engineering, Fall 2015

              BENG 5810 - Biochemical Engineering, Fall 2015

              BENG 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for MS Students, Fall 2015

              BENG 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for PhD Students, Fall 2015

              BENG 6860, 7860 - Research Orientation, Fall 2015

              BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2015

              PE 1440 - Aikido, Spring 2015

              BENG 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for MS Students, Spring 2015

              BENG 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for PhD Students, Spring 2015

              BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2015

              PE 1440 - Aikido, Fall 2014

              BENG 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for MS Students, Fall 2014

              BENG 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for PhD Students, Fall 2014

              BENG 6860,7860 - Research Orientation, Fall 2014

              BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2014

              BENG 7960 - Supervised Teaching, Fall 2014

              BENG 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for MS Students, Summer 2014

              BENG 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for PhD Students, Summer 2014

              BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Summer 2014

              PE 1440 - Aikido, Spring 2014

              BENG 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for MS Students, Spring 2014

              BENG 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for PhD Students, Spring 2014

              BENG 6870,7870 - Research Planning, Spring 2014

              BENG 4930 - Special Studies, Spring 2014

              BENG 5930,6930 - Special Studies, Spring 2014

              PE 1440 - Aikido, Fall 2013

              BENG 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for MS Students, Fall 2013

              BENG 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for PhD Students, Fall 2013

              BENG 1890 - Introduction to Undergraduate Research and Engineering Design, Fall 2013

              BENG 1890 - Introduction to Undergraduate Research and Engineering Design, Fall 2013

              BENG 6860,7860 - Research Orientation, Fall 2013

              BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2013

              BENG 4930 - Special Studies, Fall 2013

              BENG 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for MS Students, Summer 2013

              BENG 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for PhD Students, Summer 2013

              BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Summer 2013

              BENG 4930 - Special Studies, Summer 2013

              PE 1440 - Aikido, Spring 2013

              BENG 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for MS Students, Spring 2013

              BENG 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for PhD Students, Spring 2013

              BENG 6870,7870 - Research Planning, Spring 2013

              BENG 4930 - Special Studies, Spring 2013

              BENG,CEE 5810,6810 - Biochemical Engineering, Fall 2012

              BENG 4890 - Biological Engineering Design III, Fall 2012

              BENG 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for MS Students, Fall 2012

              BENG 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for PhD Students, Fall 2012

              BENG 6860,7860 - Research Orientation, Fall 2012

              BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2012

              ENGR 2930 - Special Problems, Fall 2012

              BENG 4930 - Special Studies, Fall 2012

              BENG 7960 - Supervised Teaching, Fall 2012

              BENG 6970 - Thesis Research, Summer 2012

              PE 1440 - Aikido, Spring 2012

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              BENG 6870,7870 - Research Planning, Spring 2012

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              BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2012

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              PE 1440 - Aikido, Fall 2011

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              PE 1440 - AIKIDO, Spring 2011

              BENG 7990 - CONT GRAD ADVISEMENT, Spring 2011

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              BENG 7970 - DISSERTATION RESEARCH, Spring 2011

              BENG 6870 - RESEARCH PLANNING, Spring 2011

              BENG 7870 - RESEARCH PLANNING, Spring 2011

              BENG 6930 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS, Spring 2011

              BENG 7960 - SUPERVISED TEACHING, Spring 2011

              BENG 6970 - THESIS RESEARCH, Spring 2011

              PE 1440 - Aikido, Fall 2010

              BIE 5810 - Biochemical Engineering, Fall 2010

              BIE 6810 - Biochemical Engineering, Fall 2010

              CEE 6810 - Biochemical Engineering, Fall 2010

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              BIE 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for PhD Students, Fall 2010

              BIE 7970 - Dissertation Research, Fall 2010

              BIE 6860 - Research Orientation, Fall 2010

              BIE 7860 - Research Orientation, Fall 2010

              BIE 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2010

              BIE 4930 - Special Studies, Fall 2010

              BIE 5930 - Special Studies, Fall 2010

              BIE 6970 - Thesis Research, Fall 2010


              Graduate Students Mentored

              Iegor Pererva, Biological Engineering, August 2015
              Alan Hodges, Biological Engineering, September 2014
              Benjamin Peterson, Biological Engineering, September 2014
              Jason Peterson, Biological Engineering, September 2014
              Zachary Fica, Biological Engineering, September 2014
              Jay Barlow, Biological Engineering, August 2014
              Jonathan Wood, Biological Engineering, August 2012
              Terence Smith, Biological Engineering, August 2012
              Jason Peterson, Biological Engineering, January 2015 - January 2017
              Yessica Castro, Biological Engineering, August 2011 - December 2014
              Ashik Sathish, Biological Engineering 2013
              Ashik Sathish, Biological Engineering, July 2011 - May 2013
              Andrew Elder, Biological Engineering 2012
              Paul Woolsey, Biological Engineering 2012